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Young people producing careers and identities: The first report from the Pathways and Prospects project

Karen Vaughan, Josie Roberts, and Ben Gardiner

Pathways and Prospects is a 4-year study of young people's pathway and career experiences and perspectives after leaving school and entering study/training and the workforce.

This report analyses two years worth of in-depth interviews with 114 young people in employment, the army, apprenticeship, university, and youth training.

It focuses on how they make career choices in relation to the different dimensions of security and exploration in their outlooks.

The analysis suggests we support young people by shifting our focus away from tracking people and pathways to understanding career and identity production.

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Josie Roberts
Karen Vaughan